A Columbia Falls woman captured a rare photo Thursday of what looks like a crow riding an eagle.

Carrie Johnson was taking photographs of a number of birds that had gathered for the annual alewife fish run on the Narraguagus River, when she noticed an eagle near a crows nest. She said the eagle apparently got so close that it really upset the crows.

Eagle lands near crows nest
Eagle lands near crows nest
Carrie Johnson

Johnson captured the heated exchange on her Nikon 7200 camera. She said it lasted about a minute.

"These birds move so fast, I about totally missed this one," Johnson said. "The eagle was right in front of me chasing the Ospreys away when this crow started to chase the eagle."

Crow chasing eagle
Crow chasing eagle that got close to the nest
Carrie Johnson

Johnson said she sees this a lot while watching the river — the eagles get a little too close to the crow’s nest and they will defend it.

Crow chasing eagle in Cherryfield
Crow chasing eagle in Cherryfield
Carrie Johnson

Johnson's caption on this one said, "This shot, the crow had caught up with the eagle and was probably giving him a wing bashing. lol."

Crow attacks the eagle
Crow attacks the eagle
Carrie Johnson

"And this shot is the one I posted last night of the crow going rodeo on the eagle," Johnson said," then they went their separate ways."

Crow appears to be on the eagle.
Carrie Johnson

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Biologist Adrienne Leppold said, "if you look closely at the last shot, you can see the crow's left wing primaries are still outstretched. It may have momentary touched down/making impact with the back of the eagle, but it is highly unlikely that it 'landed.' Cool series of photos, though. Kudos to the photographer."